Phil Reavis has been in about a dozen Muncie/Bloomington/Indianapolis bands over the years including several on the Bob Chaos compilation [WM004]: The Disposable Airsickness Band, Atomic Butterfly and Soul Celtics, which is really the Mad Hatters Phil was in Latent Chaos too, but not during their classic Bob period.
Outside of bands Phil has accumulated a bunch of rough sketches, songs, collaborations and improvisations many of which appear here on Driving Me Backwards, a sampler of his cassette four-track recordings from the last couple decades.
Listen.com: Indiana musician does restrained Lo-Fi rock and Surf instrumentals. In the era of bombastic Dick Dale imitators, its nice to hear somebody who knows the value of the Walk-Don't Run aesthetic.
Splendid E-Zine: nothing too flashy -- just a nice instrumental journey through those lazy rural summer nights.
Demo Universe: If you're into guitar, and don't mind a lo-fi recording, its more fun than a barrel of Mosrites.
Reviewer:Fred G. Sanford
January 30, 2005 Subject:
drivin miz backless
This is unbelievably great. very smoooth.
Reminds me a little of HAZIL ADKINS.
January 10, 2005 Subject:
a nice guitar tone...but what is different about the songs on this album? Nothing really...I would rather listen to a surf guitar genius like Dick Dale or Joe Maphis (country instrumental GENIUS) -thanks - Lynette